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    I recently picked up an Ashton & Jackson at a flea market. I have been trying to find some info but all I have come across is a reference to the name being changed (Ashton dropped) in 1852. Is this razor really pre 1852?
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    I don't know, but if it isn't stamped Made In England it is pre-1889. From the look of it, with those kind of straight scales, I'd say it is probably an early one. Somebody who knows them well will be along. Nice find.
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    The tang stamp is - Ashton & Jackson Norfolk Street Shefield. So, all of them after 1889 are marked "Made In England"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenster View Post
    The tang stamp is - Ashton & Jackson Norfolk Street Shefield. So, all of them after 1889 are marked "Made In England"?
    That's the generally accepted answer. Others say 1892 because of the McKinley Tariff Act of 1891 which among other things stated that all items imported into the US had to be marked with their country of origin. However, if an item was not made or intended for export to the US, it didn't have to marked with the country of origin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wullie View Post
    That's the generally accepted answer. Others say 1892 because of the McKinley Tariff Act of 1891 which among other things stated that all items imported into the US had to be marked with their country of origin. However, if an item was not made or intended for export to the US, it didn't have to marked with the country of origin.
    I don't know where I keep getting 1889 ? Stuck in my brain somehow. That Tariff act was the deal I was talking about. OTOH, 1889 just sounds better .......
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    I don't know where I keep getting 1889 ? Stuck in my brain somehow. That Tariff act was the deal I was talking about. OTOH, 1889 just sounds better .......
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    Ok, thanks for the info. Does anyone have any specific info on Ashton & Jackson?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenster View Post
    Ok, thanks for the info. Does anyone have any specific info on Ashton & Jackson?
    Here's what I found.
    William Jackson & Co., Sheaf Island Works - Pond Hill, Sheffield, UK

    Apparently the name predates 1852 as Ashton died in 1846 and Jackson changed the name in 1852.
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    pre- 1852 makes sense just looking at it, I'd vote for 1840's, bearing in mind that I'm just pulling that outa my behind.
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